Man threw his boyfriend’s Goldendoodle to its death during an argument on Brown Line platform, prosecutors say

Chicago — A Chicago man slammed his boyfriend’s miniature Goldendoodle against a CTA station wall and threw it to its death during an argument early Thursday in Lakeview, prosecutors said.

Demetrice Spencer, 43, was allegedly seen arguing with his boyfriend, who was holding the dog, as they waited for a train at the Paulina Brown Line station around 12:01 a.m. According to prosecutor Sarah Dale-Schmidt, the video shows Spencer throwing items from the platform, including his own phone and a backpack.

Demetrice Spencer | Chicago Police Department; CWBChicago

At one point, Spencer picked up the dog, slammed it against the train station wall, and tossed it from the platform to its death, Dale-Schmidt said.

Spencer then left the train station, walked to the 2800 block of North Ashland, and asked a convenience store employee to call the police so he could surrender, according to Dale-Schmidt.

Police found the dog dead beneath the El tracks with a leash still around its neck.

Dale-Schmidt said Spencer admitted to throwing the dog during a fight with his boyfriend. Prosecutors charged him with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Judge David Navarro ordered him to pay a $5,000 bail deposit to be released. Spencer is prohibited from possessing or living with any animal while the case is pending, Navarro said.

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